ILikeOl (121) , Norway | March 15, 2012| Updated November 6, 2013
One of the top beer bars in the country, and by far the best tap selection.
The majority were norwegian and danish micros. The bottle selection had been scaled back since my visit a couple of years back.
Great selection, 44 on tap and 10 more to be added soon. Also nice selction of omported bottles. Pitty I did not have more time to spent or visit again. Atmosphere is not lively, bar has no decoratin at all. Its just the beer and that is what counts.
Great pub with great selection of beers. Especially on tap. Frequently something new and exciting from one or more of the leading craft breweries in Norway.
Good range in beers as well.
Be sure to drop by if you are in Bergen.
kermis (551) The Hague / Amsterdam , Netherlands | May 30, 2011
Great bar with a good selection and friendly people. We were taken to the cellar and offered some good recommendations when we said we were interested in Norwegian micros. A great place to come for a few beers if you’re in Bergen. Value left blank as Norway prices are always high.
A very nice place to visit for a few beers with a possibility to have a beer chat with other beer fellows (or the staff). The selection is fantastic compared with a Norwegian bar, even if there are places with more beers the selection seems to be pretty handpicked. A must visit in Bergen.
To the best of my knowledge Henrik Øl og Vinstove is the best stocked draught beer bar in Norway, with an impressive 54 tap lines (including one with cider and a few industrials, such as Ringnes, Guinness and Kilkenny, but still!), so I always stop by when I’m in Bergen. The entrance from Engen is rather unassuming, so I walked past it on my first visit years ago, you basically enter a dark, long narrow hallway, with Grieg cartoons on the wall, up a set of stairs to the second floor pub. The draught beer menu is listed on two blackboards on the wall next to the bar, which is useful to checkout before you ask the bartender as there is a good rotation from day to day. The pub itself is very plainly laid out, with little decoration or fancy features, so the atmosphere may not be like in a Victorian pub. But service is usually good, except when the pub gets packed - which it will be at nights, especially on Fridays and Saturdays. For a good, quiet pub experience I recommend going early in the week or at least shortly after their 4 pm opening hour. Then you can sit down at the bar and have a nice long conversation with bartender Halvor. Last visited: 2014-09-06
Nice bar with good selection of both beers on tap and bottles, 54 different beers on tap. Looks like a popular place, but not too crowded on a thursday night, possible to get a seat, freindly and helpfull staff.